Trinity Drive lights up with Christmas spirit
A REAL estate agent made sure David Hare liked tinsel and Christmas carols before selling him a house in Lismore's Trinity Drive this year.
“They told me about what happens on the street at Christmas, and I'm really looking forward to it because it's a really great street to live on,” he said.
The Trinity Drive Christmas Lights Spectacular has been spreading Christmas cheer and raising funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter since 1995.
During the past 13 years, the group has raised more than $90,000 for the service.
The street's goal this year is to raise $15,000 for the helicopter to fund the purchase of new rescue equipment.
Trinity Drive residents Esther Clarson and Helen Lofts have bought a few extra lights to add an extra dash of colour to their displays.
However, one of the brightest houses on the street belongs to Val Stuckey.
“My place has been called an electrician's nightmare,” she said.
“When the kids see Santa and the lights, the expression on their faces is priceless.”
One of the highlights of the Stuckey display is a giant bottle of wine made of lights that sits on the roof and pours wine.
“To make it look like the bottle is pouring, my husband has to climb on the roof every night and press a button,” she said.
Mrs Stuckey said the street displays on Trinity Drive got more impressive each year.
“At first we just lit up coloured milk bottles with candles and the street looked like a landing strip,” she said.
“From there our displays improved and now it's just like Santa-land.”
The Trinity Drive Christmas Lights Spectacular will light up Lismore every night from 7.45pm to 10pm from December 13 until Christmas Eve.